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Medical Reference Related to Osteoporosis

  1. Osteoporosis - Symptoms

    In the early stages of osteoporosis, you usually do not have symptoms. As the disease progresses, you may develop symptoms related to weakened bones, including: Back pain. Loss of height and stooped posture. A curved upper back (dowager's hump).

  2. Osteoporosis - Surgery

    Two surgical treatments, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, may relieve persistent pain from spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis.

  3. Osteoporosis - Treatment Overview

    The process of bone thinning (osteoporosis) is a natural part of aging. However, if you receive treatment early, you may be able to stop or slow the progress of bone loss. Treatment is important to:10Prevent broken bones.Maintain or increase your bone thi

  4. Osteoporosis - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about your osteoporosis

  5. Osteoporosis - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of osteoporosis increases with age as bones naturally become thinner. After age 30, the rate at which your bone dissolves and is absorbed by the body slowly increases, while the rate of bone building decreases.

  6. Osteoporosis - Exams and Tests

    A diagnosis of osteoporosis is based on your medical history, physical examination, and a test to measure your bone thickness (density). During a physical exam, your health professional will: Measure your height and compare the results with past measureme

  7. Osteoporosis - What Happens

    Learn about bones, how they develop, and the causes of brittle bones and osteoporosis as we get older.

  8. Osteoporosis - Medications

    Medications are used to both prevent and treat osteoporosis. Some medications slow the rate of bone loss or increase bone thickness. Even small amounts of new bone growth can reduce your risk of broken bones. If you take medication for osteoporosis, you w

  9. Hip Fractures: What Increases Your Risk - Topic Overview

    In older adults,hip fractures are usually caused by a fall. Even a slight fall can sometimes cause a fracture in a weakened hipbone. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury. Falls cause more fractures-including hip fractures-as people age because,starting at about age 30,bone begins to be reabsorbed by the body faster ...

  10. Premenopausal Osteoporosis

    Learn more about premenopausal osteoporosis, including osteoporosis prevention and treatment, so you can avoid fractures.

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